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Overview of noun yawning

The noun yawning has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy

(an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy")


Overview of verb yawn

The verb yawn has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) yawn

(utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance")

2. gape, yawn, yaw

(be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon")


Overview of adj yawning

The adj yawning has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) yawning

(gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss")

2. yawning

(with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation")

3. drowsy, oscitant, yawning

(showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation")

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